The Top 6 Hidden Health Benefits of Baths
At Laki, we love a good bath – the steam, the silence, the solitude. It’s soothing and lets us take a break from life’s troubles. What you might not know is that the positive effects of a bath go far deeper than simply providing a relaxing experience. Taking regular baths provides real, long-term benefits to one’s physical and mental health. Here are the top reasons we love a good bath:
Press Reset: Taking a bath can help with mental health with the current climate of high tensions, it’s important to take a moment to yourself and relax. Baths have been reported to help destress, relieve depression and increase feelings of happiness. Time spent in the bath is also time away from a screen, which gives our minds (and our eyes) a much-needed break!
Double as Aromatherapy: Our bath soaks are made with natural ingredients such as essential oils, which provide a variety of health benefits. For instance, lavender oil is used to relieve stress and promote quality sleep, while peppermint oil can help boost energy.
Burn it Off: No we don’t mean that literally, but did you know a bath can help you burn calories? Although bathing can’t replace exercise, this study found that baths improve cardio-metabolic health and assist the body in burning calories. Fun fact: an hour-long hot bath is able to burn as many calories as a half-hour walk!
- Take it to Heart: Taking regular baths can improve heart health, blood flow, and help prevent heart disease. Those who take baths 3-4 times a week have a 25% lower risk of coronary heart disease.
Detoxify Your Skin: Elevate your bath by adding one of our magnesium soaks. Our soaks are infused with pure Hawaiian sea salts, which contain naturally occurring minerals and electrolytes. The salts also help detoxify your skin to promote a smooth, healthy complexion. Learn more about the full benefits of our bath soaks here.
- Pain Relief: Studies report that baths can reduce discomfort from back pain and arthritis. Furthermore, Laki Naturals Bath Soaks are made with magnesium chloride, which is highly absorbable through the skin and reduces muscle and joint pain, along with inflammation.
Draw the ultimate healing bath with Laki Naturals Magnesium Flake Bath Soaks. Stay healthy, stay happy, and bathe often!